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Aphonopelma seemanni, Costa Rican Zebra, Stripe Knee Tarantula Care Guide



Spiderling (under 0.5")

Juveniles

Adults

Housing

Sling Crib or 3" Tarantula Cube plenty of substrate (at least half to two thirds full) and a hide. Substrate should be kept slightly damp. Small water dish.

4" to 6" Tarantula Cube, Small or Medium Slider Crib. at least half to two thirds full) and a hide. Substrate should be kept slightly damp. Water dish.

Large Slider Crib or 8" 360 Fossorial Enclosure with substrate filled at least halfway or more, hide, and decorations. Substrate can be either damp or dry. Water dish.

Feeding

Flightless fruit flies or confused flour beetles twice a week. Small crickets or pinhead roaches once over 0.5 inches. Prey should be prekilled if too big. Remove uneaten prey 24 hours later. Feed 2-3 days after a molt.

One or two small-medium crickets every 10-14 days. May refuse to eat for weeks or months, especially in premolt. Wait 4-7 days after a molt to offer food.

4-5 adult crickets every three to four weeks. May refuse to eat for extended periods, especially in premolt. Wait at least a week after a molt to offer food.

Handling

Can be handled, but approach slowly and gently to avoid stressing the tarantula. They are more defensive than docile and may retreat to their burrows if threatened. Handle with caution and respect their boundaries.

Same as Spiderling

Same as Spiderling

General Care

Keep enclosure clean and free of excess prey and feces. Recreate a similar environment to their native habitat. Be aware that this species may burrow for extended periods, especially in premolt, and may not be visible for long periods.

Same as Spiderling

Same as Spiderling


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